Christopher Cook, DO, FAAD, FAOCD

Board-Certified Dermatologist & ASMS-Trained Mohs Surgeon located in Wilmington & Clinton, NC

About Dr. Cook

Board-Certified Dermatologist and ASMS-Trained Mohs Surgeon

Dr. Cook is a board-certified dermatologist who enjoys combining his love of patient care with his passion for science. This combination enables him to provide patients with the kind of information they need to have the best outcomes possible. At Crane Dermatology, Dr. Cook treats patients who have a wide variety of skin conditions and diseases, including inflammatory conditions, infections, aging-related issues, skin cancer and autoimmune disorders. Dr. Cook also has additional training in Mohs surgery – the most precise and technical method to remove skin cancer from the body – and practices this type of surgery at the Clinton office.

Drawn to the science behind excellent skin care, Dr. Cook completed a one-year melanoma research fellowship at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL, before beginning his dermatology residency. The results from his team’s studies were presented at the 2011 International Melanoma Congress and published in the Journal of Pigment Cell and Melanoma Research. Dr. Cook has also studied new treatment options for seborrheic keratosis (noncancerous growths); he was the principal investigator on a new photodynamic therapy option for the treatment of this disease. In addition, Dr. Cook enjoys giving back to his profession and teaches dermatology residents from Sampson Regional Medical Center.

“I love dermatology because the skin allows an external depiction of internal illness.” – Dr. Christopher Cook

 

Education:

Undergraduate Degree

  • University of Florida, FL

Medical School

  • Nova Southeastern University, FL

Dermatology Residency

  • Northeast Regional Medical Center, MO

 

Certificates and Fellowships:

  • Board-Certified Dermatologist (American Osteopathic Dermatology)

 

Professional Memberships:

  • American Osteopathic Association
  • Fellow, American Osteopathic College of Dermatology
  • Fellow, American Academy of Dermatology
  • American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
  • Florida Osteopathic Medical Association
  • Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians & Surgeons
  • Fellow, American Society for Mohs Surgery

 

Recognition and Distinctions:

  • Resident Liaison for the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology, 2013-2014
  • Resident of Distinction Award, 2015
  • American Osteopathic College of Dermatology Bayer Healthcare Writing Grant, 2014

 

Publications:

  • A Review of the Epidemiologic Evidence Relating Personal Hair Dye Use to the Risk of Malignancy, P. Saitta, C. Cook, J. Messina, R. Brancaccio, B. Wu, S. Grekin, and J. Holland, Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology, 2012
  • Carbon Arc Lamp Non-Solar UVB Radiation and Mathematical Comparison to Solar UVB as a Cause of Basal Cell Carcinoma, C. Weyer, C. Cook, M. Harris, and L. Cleaver, Journal of Dermatologic Surgery, 2014
  • Asymptomatic Hyperpigmentation in an Elderly Male, C. Cook, L. Elwyn, D. Cleaver, and L. Cleaver, Journal of American Osteopathic College of Dermatology, 2014
  • Development of Erythrodermic Psoriasis Post Radiation Treatment, C. Cook, K. Wongkittiroch, and R. Miller, Practical Dermatology, 2011
  • Cutaneous Manifestation of Metastatic Cancer, C. Cook, R. Epstein, K. Witfill, and D. Esguerra, Journal of American Osteopathic College of Dermatology, 2011
  • Cutaneous Melanoma Without a Junctional Component Undergoing Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy: Outcomes and Comparison with Primary Cutaneous Melanoma, C. Cook, J. Zager, J. Browning, B. Walls, V. Sondak, K. Egan, and J. Messina, Journal of Pigment Cell and Melanoma Research, 2011

 

Presentations:

  • Chronic Sun Exposure, as Measured by Solar Elastosis, Correlates with Lower Risk of Sentinel Lymph Node Metastasis from Melanoma but Not Overall Survival, J. L. Messina, R. Mathew, G. Anic, C. Cook, C. Constantino, and V. Sondak, Presented at the American Society of Dermatopathology Meeting in Chicago, IL, 2012
  • Calciphylaxis, Presented at the AAD Gross and Microscopic Symposium, Denver, CO, 2014
  • Photodynamic Therapy – A Brighter Alternative for the Treatment of Facial Seborrheic Keratoses, Presented at the AOCD Annual Conference, Seattle, WA, 2014
  • Photodynamic Therapy – A Brighter Alternative for the Treatment of Facial Seborrheic Keratoses, Presented at Hawaii Clinical Dermatology Conference, Maui, HI, 2015
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Board-Certified Dermatologist and ASMS-Trained Mohs Surgeon

Dr. Cook is a board-certified dermatologist who enjoys combining his love of patient care with his passion for science. This combination enables him to provide patients with the kind of information they need to have the best outcomes possible. At Crane Dermatology, Dr. Cook treats patients who have a wide variety of skin conditions and diseases, including inflammatory conditions, infections, aging-related issues, skin cancer and autoimmune disorders. Dr. Cook also has additional training in Mohs surgery – the most precise and technical method to remove skin cancer from the body – and practices this type of surgery at the Clinton office.

Drawn to the science behind excellent skin care, Dr. Cook completed a one-year melanoma research fellowship at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL, before beginning his dermatology residency. The results from his team’s studies were presented at the 2011 International Melanoma Congress and published in the Journal of Pigment Cell and Melanoma Research. Dr. Cook has also studied new treatment options for seborrheic keratosis (noncancerous growths); he was the principal investigator on a new photodynamic therapy option for the treatment of this disease. In addition, Dr. Cook enjoys giving back to his profession and teaches dermatology residents from Sampson Regional Medical Center.

“I love dermatology because the skin allows an external depiction of internal illness.” – Dr. Christopher Cook

 

Education:

Undergraduate Degree

  • University of Florida, FL

Medical School

  • Nova Southeastern University, FL

Dermatology Residency

  • Northeast Regional Medical Center, MO

 

Certificates and Fellowships:

  • Board-Certified Dermatologist (American Osteopathic Dermatology)

 

Professional Memberships:

  • American Osteopathic Association
  • Fellow, American Osteopathic College of Dermatology
  • Fellow, American Academy of Dermatology
  • American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
  • Florida Osteopathic Medical Association
  • Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians & Surgeons
  • Fellow, American Society for Mohs Surgery

 

Recognition and Distinctions:

  • Resident Liaison for the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology, 2013-2014
  • Resident of Distinction Award, 2015
  • American Osteopathic College of Dermatology Bayer Healthcare Writing Grant, 2014

 

Publications:

  • A Review of the Epidemiologic Evidence Relating Personal Hair Dye Use to the Risk of Malignancy, P. Saitta, C. Cook, J. Messina, R. Brancaccio, B. Wu, S. Grekin, and J. Holland, Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology, 2012
  • Carbon Arc Lamp Non-Solar UVB Radiation and Mathematical Comparison to Solar UVB as a Cause of Basal Cell Carcinoma, C. Weyer, C. Cook, M. Harris, and L. Cleaver, Journal of Dermatologic Surgery, 2014
  • Asymptomatic Hyperpigmentation in an Elderly Male, C. Cook, L. Elwyn, D. Cleaver, and L. Cleaver, Journal of American Osteopathic College of Dermatology, 2014
  • Development of Erythrodermic Psoriasis Post Radiation Treatment, C. Cook, K. Wongkittiroch, and R. Miller, Practical Dermatology, 2011
  • Cutaneous Manifestation of Metastatic Cancer, C. Cook, R. Epstein, K. Witfill, and D. Esguerra, Journal of American Osteopathic College of Dermatology, 2011
  • Cutaneous Melanoma Without a Junctional Component Undergoing Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy: Outcomes and Comparison with Primary Cutaneous Melanoma, C. Cook, J. Zager, J. Browning, B. Walls, V. Sondak, K. Egan, and J. Messina, Journal of Pigment Cell and Melanoma Research, 2011

 

Presentations:

  • Chronic Sun Exposure, as Measured by Solar Elastosis, Correlates with Lower Risk of Sentinel Lymph Node Metastasis from Melanoma but Not Overall Survival, J. L. Messina, R. Mathew, G. Anic, C. Cook, C. Constantino, and V. Sondak, Presented at the American Society of Dermatopathology Meeting in Chicago, IL, 2012
  • Calciphylaxis, Presented at the AAD Gross and Microscopic Symposium, Denver, CO, 2014
  • Photodynamic Therapy – A Brighter Alternative for the Treatment of Facial Seborrheic Keratoses, Presented at the AOCD Annual Conference, Seattle, WA, 2014
  • Photodynamic Therapy – A Brighter Alternative for the Treatment of Facial Seborrheic Keratoses, Presented at Hawaii Clinical Dermatology Conference, Maui, HI, 2015

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